The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced their 2011 awards during tonight's program, with Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's "Nostalgia for the Light" receiving the Best Feature award.
A pair of Winnipeg filmmakers who’ve spent the last couple of years producing a documentary about independent game development have received the heady honour of being selected for official screening at Robert Redford’s revered Sundance Film Festival.
The indie film industry has found a life preserver -- and it's not floating in movie theaters.
In fact, it's the very model studios have been unsuccessfully trying to push past theater owners lately: debuting movies on video-on-demand simultaneously -- or even in advance of -- theatrical release.
It's finally here: The first in a series of lineup announcements from the Sundance Film Festival. Indiewire published the 2012 competition this afternoon, which includes 110 features selected from 4,042 submissions. The program represents 31 countries, with 44 films from first-time filmmakers. (Tomorrow will bring details of the NEXT, Park City at Midnight and Spotlight sections.)
In 2004, Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky was on his private jet when he was arrested for tax fraud and oil theft; he was later sentenced to prison in a remote Siberian penitentiary. The scandal created headlines around the world, but in "Khodorkovsky," filmmaker Cyril Tuschi puts forward a very different view: Khodorkovsky may have been the victim of Vladimir Putin's territorial rage when the affluent businessman refused to stay out of political affairs.